Monday, May 2, 2016

Muse #164

I am totally surprised by the fact that April is over ... life is flying by too quickly!  Here we are in May, and here I am, your Muse once again!

Spring-time is always pretty busy around our Two Acre Wood ... two momma Wood Ducks in their nest boxes, a garden to prepare for planting, and things are finally looking a bit green - always a welcomed sight!

Today I saw that my lilac will bloom soon - this reminded me how long it has been since I've used my M.E. Sweet Havana set of stamps, and dies ... thus my card for you today:

I've embossed a partial circle using a MFT pierced circle die
 
 
I do hope I have given you a little inspiration to play along at Muse this week ... will I be seeing you in the gallery?  Hope so!

=]  Michele



[I was inspired by the lovely photo at The Card Concept for this Clean and Layered card, and a sketch at Freshly Made Sketches this week.  Ms. Mojo still needs a little leg-up, it seems.]

 



38 comments:

~amy~ said...

I know, what happened to April? Love your card Michele!

Joyce said...

Beautiful card, Michele. Love your gorgeous floral arrangement.

Jacquie Southas said...

This year is flying by way too quickly! Beautiful card, Michele! Fabulous use of the FMS & inspiration photo to create a truly stunning card.

Jen Timko said...

How beautiful! Those flowers are so perfect for the inspiration and I love your take on the sketch. Glad to see you this week at FMS!

sandie said...

The perfect stamps and dies for TCC, love how you placed them in the circle. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept and naturally the purple I love !!

Barb Ghig said...

Time may be flying by, but you are definitely embracing every moment with gorgeous creations like this, Michele! I love your choice of flowers, and your color palette is stunning! Love your embossed half circle and gray vase, too...so pretty! Count me in to play along :)

Leigh Penner said...

This is so pretty! I was immediately inspired... and will be linking up my card on Wednesday. :)

Jeanne J. said...

This is my first time seeing this set and you just made me need to have it Michele! Lovely! The debossing really adds interest and draws my eye across the top flowers, down to the bottom sentiment! Brilliant!

Eliz Stewart said...

I saw that gorgeous card design and I immediately thought you might be playing somewhere else besides Muse! Good for you...I wish I could multitask! Absolutely adorable card!

Amy O said...

Gorgeous! I love that pretty lilac bouquet. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Karen said...

The perfect set for the challenge inspiration. Another gorgeous card, as always!

Lindsey said...

This is gorgeous, Michele!!! Lilacs are a favorite of mine...all of the girls in my family love then because my beloved grandma loved them and had them in her yard. :)

Lynn said...

Time is flying by...but I love to stop by and see your cards. Gorgeous.

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Such a pretty card, Michele! I love lilacs - they are blooming right now and that smell is just wonderful! Even more enticing to play along as you hand deliver the second challenge we can participate with - so thoughtful of you :)

Nora N. said...

This is so pretty!! I have this set but have yet to use it!! I might have to pull it out!! Lovely design!!

Marybeth said...

Just wow, girl! I hope to play along!

Lisa said...

Swoon!!! I adore lilacs, they are my absolute favorite!! Your card is delightful Michele. I hope I can find time to play along!!

Rahmat said...

What a beautiful card Michele, I am glad I was able to link up as the first one for this. I love the blooms and the gorgeous colors, so glad to see you at the Card Concept.

Karren said...

This is fabulous! Lovin' all that white space!

Karren said...

This is fabulous! Lovin' all that white space!

Kristie Goulet said...

Gorgeous card, Michele! Love me some lilacs! xoxo

Petra Swart said...

What a pretty card, Michele - Oh, I love those flowers and the embossed circle is such a great idea!!! I'm inspired, my friend and will play again this week!!!! What a fabulous card!!!!
Have a great day!!!!
Hugz

LeAnne said...

So sweet and pretty...my lilac bush bit the dust, so I will have to try to "smell" them via your beautiful card!

Bobby said...

why didn't I stamp those little leaves when I used your set? I may have to mix in some of my WPlus9 lilacs to make a full bouquet. I love the embossed circle. You only think you need help, Michele. Your creativity is right on track.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely card with all the white and the lilacs against it. Gorgeous card~

Kim Heggins said...

Simply beautiful...just as sweet as can be, can't wait to play along!

Susi K. said...

I just love lilacs ... so fragrant & beautiful! So seeing your card definitely makes me want to play along as it's so inspiring!

Jenni's Jems said...

Simply gorgeous loving the layout,lilac is a colour I never use but seeing your card this week I don't know why!!! :) x

Birgit said...

OH Michelle, this is truly stunning! The lilac stamps are so darling and I love the bucket that they're in. This is such a fabulous inspiration card. I'm working on my muse right now!

Patti said...

Oh lovely!! this is you! the Muse challenge this week! I hope I can play along - though I could not do justice to your beautiful card! heeheehee but I will try!

Patti

Charlene said...

This year is flying by!!! Beautiful card Michelle!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful card foro Muse this week Michele!

cm said...

Your spring-time surroundings sound incredibly beautiful, as is your card! I love lilacs, but we don't see many around these parts. Sighhh...Their colours and fragrance: heavenly! I'm aiming to play; just need to come up with an idea...
Hugs~c

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card Michele - thanks for the inspiration!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

How beautiful. Such lovely lilacs. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept!

Anita in France said...

What, Michele ... we're in May ... already? Did someone press the fast forward button?? Your watering can of sweet lilacs is just beautiful ... soft and delicate ... and I can almost smell the fragrance from here! Gosh, I do hope you see me in the gallery ... I need the pause button!! Hugs, mon amie, Anita :)

Ksenija said...

Very inspiring card, Michele, thank you ;) - Sweet Kobylkin

Cat Craig said...

ohh so pretty, and I might just be able to play today!